Anais recently graduated with her Masters in Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is currently working towards her clinical hours in order to become fully licensed. Previous to this she studied psychology at the University of Texas-Austin and upon graduation worked for a year at a residential treatment facility for children who had experienced abuse and neglect. This sparked her interest in and passion for working with children. Ever since she has been working primarily with children and adolescents. She received specialized training in Trauma Focused-CBT during her graduate-level internship at an outpatient clinic that provided services for children and families who had been through trauma. Anais believes in utilizing empirically-supported therapeutic approaches in order to help clients overcome their difficulties. She believes in the importance of being culturally competent and aware of the different aspects and intersections of clients’ identities. She also thinks it is important to provide a safe and supportive environment for children and their families in order for healing to occur. In her free time, Anais enjoys spending time with friends, family, and her dog, watching movies, and going to different music concerts.
Vida Clinic specializes in school-based mental health and provides a range of services that include individual, family, and group counseling; teacher training and consultation groups; school-wide workshops and trauma-informed culture building.